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Ryan Phillippe to star in Shooter TV adaptation

Actor Ryan Phillippe will step into Mark Wahlberg's shoes for a TV adaptation of the Ted star's 2007 action movie Shooter.

Phillippe will portray Bob Lee Swagger in the pilot about a former Marine sniper who returns to action to thwart an attempt to kill the president only to be framed for the assassination attempt.


The project will be based on Wahlberg's 2007 film and The Fighter star will serve as an executive producer.


In addition to his starring role, Phillippe will also produce the pilot.


Wahlberg says, "I love the character of Bob Lee Swagger and we are thrilled to have Ryan on board for the show."


Michael Pena, Danny Glover, Kate Mara and Elias Koteas starred opposite Wahlberg in Antoine Fuqua's movie. Reports suggest Keanu Reeves, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford and Robert Redford all passed on the role of Swagger.